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It goes without saying that the thoughts and support of everyone at GFN are with all those affected by Hurricane Harvey in the US, and of course from natural disasters wherever they may happen around the world. The impact on agriculture and food security brought by natural disasters are profound. Reliable trade and infrastructure routes are key components to not only daily life, but working through and past catastrophes.

Significant ag losses left in Harvey’s aftermath – Deshidratant – Els Krissa Welshans (Agost 30)

The true cost of the disaster caused by Hurricane Harvey won’t be known for many years to come, but it’s going to be hugeState of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund activated to assist farmers and ranchers.” – Enllaç

A Flying Cowboy Rides to Rescue Cattle Stranded in Harvey’s Floods – El New York Times – (Setembre 3)

The devastating rain put thousands of animals at risk of drowning, but a cowpoke in a helicopter is helping drive them to higher ground.” – Enllaç

I, Florida too

Florida Farmers Brace as Irma Threatens $1.2 Billion of CropsAgWeb/Bloomberg (Setembre 7) – Enllaç

 

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At times over the past years, GFN has written about how agriculture has played a unique diplomatic role at some key moments in history. Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn, president of the World Food Prize, points this out in the current context of today:

Agriculture could be key to easing U.S.-North Korea tensions – El registre de Des Moines – By Kenneth M. Quinn (Setembre 1)

With so few good options to defuse the current situation over North Korea’s enhanced strategic capabilities, including possible nuclear-weaponized long-range missiles, using agriculture as a vehicle to reduce tensions would seem worth a try.” – Enllaç

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Again this week, GFN would also like to highlight the Projecte d'arròs d'or i els seus esforços a la deficiència de vitamina A greu adreça, que poden provocar ceguesa i altres problemes de salut, principalment en els nens.

Les Filipines Arròs Institut de recerca (Indústries importants) nacional i internacional Arròs Institut de recerca (IRRI) han presentat una sol·licitud d'autoritzacions bioseguretat permetre vitamina A-biofortificados (GR2E) arròs per ser utilitzats com a aliment, alimentació, i processament de les Filipines. A més a més, IRRI també s'ha aplicat per incloure la arròs en el codi de menjar estàndard Austràlia Nova Zelanda (FSANZ) per evitar assumptes comercials si petites quantitats de la arròs sense voler acabar en enviaments d'altres blanquejat arròs importat a Austràlia/Nova Zelanda.

Els governs són tant acceptar comentaris públics fins 14 Setembre i instem que a tots proporcionar comentaris de suport per a les aplicacions abans de la data límit. Pot dirigir el teu comentari en suport al Director del Bureau of Plant Industry (Filipines) a través de correu electrònic a bpibiotechsecretariat@yahoo.com, i en línia a http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/code/changes/submission/Pages/SubmissionForm.aspx per a FSANZ (Aplicació A1138 número; Proposta d'aliments derivats de provitamina A arròs línia GR2E).

Més informació sobre la D'or Arròs Projecte que vostè pot trobar d'ús en els comentaris de suport es pot trobar en línia a http://irri.org/golden-ricehttp://IRRI.org/d'orarròs/preguntes freqüents o http://allianceforscience.Cornell.edu/blog/d'orarròsmoviment-davanter-Filipines.

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COMERÇ, COMERÇ RELACIONATS AMB, INFRAESTRUCTURA:

Trump’s mutiny against trade has some countries worried about their national security – CNBC.com – Els Leslie Shaffer (Setembre 1)

When President Donald Trump walked away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, he set off a series of geopolitical recalculations across Asia.” – Enllaç

Trump hints at pulling out of free trade deal with South Korea – El Straits Times (Singapur) (Setembre 4) – Enllaç

Trump: US considering ‘stopping all tradewith countries doing business with N. Corea del – El turó – By Rebecca Savransky (Setembre 3) – Enllaç

Trump’s tough trade tactics have negotiators looking at options – El Washington Times – By S.A. Miller (Agost 31)

President Trump has rattled Mexico and Canada with his bare-knuckle negotiating style and threats to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement as they enter the second round of talks Friday to redo the three-way trade deal.” – Enllaç

NAFTA envoys lay out proposals, try to block Trump noise – Reuters – Per Dave Graham, Anthony Esposito (Setembre 1)

Teams from the three countries kicked off a second round of talks in Mexico…” – Enllaç

Russia to cancel lower duties on beef from Brazil and Paraguay – GlobalMeatNews.com – Per Vladislav Vorotnikov (Setembre 1)

Russia’s committee on customs and tariff regulation, headed by the Minister for Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin, has decided to start applying full customs duties on beef imported from Brazil and Paraguay “to get the price of importers in line with the price of domestic producers”.Enllaç

Liam Fox: Britain does not have capacity to strike trade deals now – Polític EU – By Tom McTague (Setembre 5)

“…Britain wants to adopt terms of existing EU trade agreements on temporary basis.” – Enllaç

Japó, U. to set up working-level talks on trade, infraestructura – Japan Today (Setembre 4)

“… will set up at least eight working-level groups this month in such areas as trade and infrastructure under the bilateral dialogue launched in response to President Donald Trump’s campaign vow to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with Japan…” – Enllaç

Canada emerges as a tough negotiator in Nafta talksFox Business / Dow Jones Newswires – Per William Mauldin, Paul Vieira, Dudley Althaus (Setembre 4)

“…Ottawa has introduced new provisions on labor and the environment that may struggle to gain traction in Washington, and the Canadian negotiators have balked at supporting some less-controversial language that they agreed to in Trans-Pacific Partnership…” – Enllaç

AG, AG TECH, RECERCA, PRODUCCIÓ, PROTECCIÓ, TEMES RELACIONATS:

Allow farmers to grow GM maize, scientists plead – Diari nació (Kenya) – By Julius Sigei (Setembre 1)

“…Why are we suffocating our economy by refusing to embrace technology?” – Enllaç

Rajya Sabha panel on GM crops: Why there is more fault-finding than fact-finding despite ICAR evidence – Financial Express (L'Índia) – By Vivian Fernandes (Setembre 2)

It is said that for those who believe, no proof is needed, and for those who do not, no proof is possible. Into which category should one slot a parliamentary committee, chaired by Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury, on “genetically modified crops and their impact on environment”?” – Enllaç

How big? A look at the size of beef operationsHigh Plains JournalBy David A. Widmar (Setembre 4)

A historical overview of where beef operations have come from and are headingEnllaç

Hi-tech agriculture has to match specific needs – Viet Nam notícies (Setembre 6)

Hi-tech agriculture has been riding a new wave of investment in recent years, with the Government viewing technology as key to restructuring the sector, achieving food security and improving produce quality.” – Enllaç

POLÍTICA, REGULADOR, ACTIVISME, ALTRES:

NMPF spars with Dannon, Dean Foods, over ‘rampant fear-based marketing’ on GMOs – Aliments Navigator EUA – Per Elaine Watson (Setembre 1)

“”Rampant fear-based food marketing– most notably from brands touting their non-GMO credentialsis damaging consumer trust and “jeopardizing the safe, sustainable farming practices that have enhanced farm productivity over the last 20 anys” says the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) in a new marketing campaign that’s been sharply criticized by leading dairy brands.” – Enllaç

HSUS Seeks Calif. Cage-Free Status for Pork, Veal and Eggs – AgWeb.com – Per Greg Henderson (Setembre 2) – Enllaç

GMA: GMO labeling should apply to highly refined oils, edulcorants – Aliments Navigator EUA – Per Elaine Watson (Setembre 1)

If consumers are to believe that the food industry is serious about transparency, highly refined oils and sweeteners derived from GM crops must be included in the new bioengineered food standard (the federal GMO labeling law), even if they are indistinguishable from their non-engineered counterparts, says the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).” – Enllaç

The story behind the well-funded opposition to block AquaBounty’s sustainable GMO salmonProjecte d'alfabetització genètica – Per

Gene-edited camelina cleared by USDA – Premsa capital – Per Mateusz Perkowski (Setembre 5)

The USDA has determined that a camelina variety that’s gene-edited to increased oil content doesn’t fall under its regulatory jurisdiction.” – Enllaç